According to reports, Chelsea owner Todd Boehly personally called Leeds United to discuss the signing of winger Raphinha. Arsenal, Tottenham, and Barcelona are also interested in signing the Brazilian.
Raphinha is at the center of the transfer tussle. Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, and Barcelona are all chasing his signature in the summer window. The Brazil international has scored 17 goals and provided 11 assists in 66 matches for Leeds to attract widespread interest.
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Arsenal have already had an official bid rejected by the Yorkshire club. Arsenal have already had an official bid rejected by the Yorkshire club. Leeds are reportedly holding out for 65 million for the 25-year-old. Raphinha has two years left on his contract. However, he wants to leave the club he joined in 2020. A transfer appears increasingly likely. Arsenal are the only club to make an official bid.
Although, Barcelona have agreed personal terms back in February. Raphinha also wants to move to Barca. Although the club’s financial troubles and restrictions are complicating the transfer. However, now Chelsea has emerged as a possible destination for Raphinha.
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Chelsea were taken over by Boehly’s consortium on May 30. They have wasted no time in getting to work. Todd Boehly is now personally working on transfers. According to reports, the American billionaire personally put in a call to Leeds to discuss Raphinha. Although, he reportedly got the same response as Arsenal, Barca, and Spurs. The winger is for sale, but only for at least £65 million. Raphinha also would like to move to Chelsea if Barca cannot afford him. He would like to play in the Champions League, which Chelsea can give him.
The budget is already being freed for Thomas Tuchel. Romelu Lukaku is very close to returning to Inter on a loan. Once the Belgian striker’s departure has been confirmed, a move for Sterling and a free transfer for Ousmane Dembele are also being targetted. Raphinha will be a great signing for Chelsea. It will also present the big ambition of Todd Boehly in the summer market.
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